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Team 8
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TEAM INFORMATION
LOCATION: United States USA
NO. OF PLAYERS: 5
TEAM STAFF
COACHES: Chad "History Teacher" Smeltz
MANAGERS: Eric "LovePentaKills" Ma
TEAM CAPTAIN: Jun "Dodo8" Kang
SPONSORS/PARTNERS
Corsair Gaming
CyberPowerPC
MGN
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
WebIcon.png link=https://www.facebook.com/Team8eSports TwitterIcon.png
HISTORY
CREATED: December 26, 2013(2013-12-26)


Team 8 is a North American team founded in December 2013. The team has resided in a gaming house in southern California since its inception. Team 8 is notable for competing in both splits of the 2014 North American Challenger Series and in the second season of the North American Challenger League. The team has also qualified for the 2015 North American LCS. As of October 7th, 2015, the team has rebranded to Immortals.

History

Team 8 formed in December 2013 with RicheRich, Guess8, chu8, Slooshi, and Dodo8. At their first event, the Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash, the team took second out of a field of 256, only dropping a set to Team LoLPro. Two weeks later, esports news site ALTGG offered to sponsor the newly formed team.

At the end of Season 3, Team 8 finished in the top 20 of the North American 5v5 Challenger Tier, and were thus offered an invite to the North American Challenger Series, also known as the Coke League after its sponsor. Unfortunately, the morning of their group semifinals match against vVv Red, top laner RicheRich left the team without warning.[1] Team 8 was therefore forced to forfeit the game and exit early from the tournament.

After a month of searching for replacement players, Team 8 found ex-League Championship Series AD carry frommaplestreet and challenger player CaliforniaTrlolz. With the addition of frommaplestreet, Slooshi moved to mid lane and chu8 became the team's substitute.[2] With their new roster, Team 8 competed in the second season of the North American Challenger League (NACL). Team 8 opened the season with an impressive 12-4 record, including a win against Chinese powerhouse LMQ. Despite a relatively disappointing end to the season, Team 8 finished first in the Elder Lizard Conference and tied for second overall with a record of 14-8, holding the conference tiebreaker against Cloud 9 Tempest. During the NACL playoffs, Team 8 first played Team LoLPro and prevailed with a 2-0 set, and then fell to LMQ 1-3 to finish second and receive $5000 USD.

For the second series of the Coke League, Team 8 again qualified and earned a spot in the quarterfinals, where they fell to LMQ 0-2.

Timeline

  • January 12th, Alex Ich joins as sub.
  • May 22nd, History Teacher joins as Head Coach. Nien joins as starting AD.[3]
  • June 12th, Slooshi will take a leave of absence in NA LCS from Week 4 onwards.
  • June 17th, Goldenglue joins as a sub.[4]
  • September 8th, Goldenglue becomes the starting Mid Laner. Slooshi moves to a Substitute Position.[5]
  • October 7th, Team 8 is acquired and rebranded by a new professional eSports organization, Immortals[6]

Player Roster

ID Name Role End of Contract
USA Slooshi Andrew Pham Template:RoleSortNumber Sub/Mid 2015-11-15
USA BrandonFTW Brandon Chen Template:RoleSortNumber Sub/Top 2015-11-15
USA dawolfsclaw Michael Taylor Template:RoleSortNumber Sub/Mid 2015-11-15

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Dodo8 Jun Kang 강준혁 Template:RoleSortNumber Support
Immortals
Canada Porpoise Braeden Schwark Template:RoleSortNumber Jungle
Immortals
USA Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer Template:RoleSortNumber Mid
Immortals
USA Nien Zach Malhas Template:RoleSortNumber AD
Immortals
South Korea CaliTrlolz Steven Kim Top Retired.png Retired
Russia Alex Ich Alexey Ichetovkin Template:RoleSortNumber Sub/Mid
Renegades
Canada maplestreet8 Ainslie Wyllie Template:RoleSortNumber Sub/AD
Renegades
USA Guess8 Phalamony Lee Jungle
None
South Korea Chu8 Jae Hyung Park Mid
None
USA RicheRich Brian Nguyen Top
COGnitive Gaming


Organization

ID Name Position
China LovePentaKills8 Eric Ma Co-owner/Team Manager
USA History Teacher Chad Smeltz Head Coach
USA ice pig Matt Schmieder Head Analyst
Canada CheesdBeluga Linden Schwark Assistant Coach
USA HermesTheTurtle David Tu Analyst

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-09-06 NA LCS.png Q 2016 NA LCS Spring Promo 3 : 1
Imagine
Q for 2016 NA LCS Spring
2015-07-26 NA LCS.png ' 2015 NA LCS Summer Split 6 : 13 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)
2015-03-29 NA LCS.png 7th 2015 NA LCS Spring Split 9 : 10 Group Stage/Round Robin (W-L)

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-09-11 NA LCS.png Q 2015 NA LCS Spring Promotion 3 : 2
compLexity Gaming
2014-08-24 CS NA logo.png 1st 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs 3 : 1
Curse Academy
$ 16,000
2014-08-01 CS NA logo.png 3rd 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #2 1 : 2
Team LoLPro
$ 3,000
2014-03-26 Nacl small.png 2nd North American Challenger League Season 2 1 : 3
LMQ
$ 5,000

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-11-03 A44th 2014 Black Monster Cup NA Fall 0 : 2
Zenith eSports
$750
2014-06-11 A21st 2014 Black Monster Cup NA Summer 2 : 1
Frank Fang Gaming
$ 7,500
2014-05-04 A21st Lone Star Clash 3 3 : 2
Cloud9 Tempest
$ 10,000
2014-04-20 A21st 2014 Black Monster Cup NA Spring 2 : 1
COGnitive Gaming
$ 5,000
2013-12-29 A22nd Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash 0 : 2
Team LoLPro
$ 1,250

In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-12-29 A22nd Razer League of Legends Holiday Bash 0 : 2
Team LoLPro
$ 1,250

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